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Industry Solutions: Wholesale Distribution

SAP’s SME solutions enable wholesale distribution companies to easily optimise and streamline their processes, enhance quality control procedures, and ensure smooth order to delivery transactions, facilitating excellent customer service. SAP Business One and SAP Business ByDesign integrate with a variety of e-Commerce websites and B2B portals, which seamlessly automate workflows and provide key information and updates back to customers. With the expansion of online sales and a need to keep greater control of costs throughout your business, many wholesale distribution companies have turned to SAP as a proven solution in helping them grow more efficiently. Keeping optimum stock levels and knowing the exact location of all of your inventory is of paramount importance in this sector, as is the enhanced reporting capabilities that the SAP solutions can provide to you.

Wholesale Distribution

The Industry Challenges

Many companies in the wholesale distribution industry eventually reach the stage where they have outgrown their previous software solutions and find themselves increasingly reliant on spreadsheets to keep track of stock.

This causes a lack of insight into stock levels, which can easily result in carrying excess stock, or not enough to meet manufacturing requirements or finished orders. Problems in production and meeting delivery schedules are common, which impact overheads, company reputation and customer experience. With narrow margins, efficiency is paramount and the cost and impact of not changing systems quickly becomes significant. Other issues include:

  • Identifying stock location and intended use
  • Reliance on Excel and manual processes making information hard to access and prone to inaccuracy
  • Lack of integration and communication between systems, 3PLs and couriers
  • Duplication of data, errors and reduced efficiency caused by manual administration and lack of automation
  • Inaccurate reporting and length of time it takes to produce reports

If any of these issues sound familiar, it's time to consider how a modern ERP solution can help. We will take time to understand your requirements, and, with our expertise, guide you towards the solution that provides the best fit for those requirements and support you through the selection and implementation process.

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The Solution at a Glance

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Optimise and Streamline

Optimise and streamline supply chain management.

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Reduce Inventory Overheads

Forecast demand based on accurate data to reduce inventory overheads while still being able to fulfil orders.

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Regular Order Updates

Improve customer service with regular order updates and rectify issues in a timely manner.

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Automate Workflows

Integrate with eCommerce, 3PL and portals to automate workflows and provide key information back to customers and suppliers.

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Notifications Triggers

Know exact location and volume of stock held, including short shelf-life, and trigger expiry date notifications.

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Detailed Reporting

Detailed reporting available at the touch of a button, which supports strategic decision making about inventory and distribution.

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Batch Control & Serial Tracking

Full batch traceability and full serial number tracking for any components or finished goods that you wish to stock and sell to your customers.

SAP’s SME products provide comprehensive solutions for wholesale distribution businesses

SAP’s SME Solutions are Advanced Products Used Globally

 

 

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Optimised Inventory Control and Warehouse Management

SAP’s SME solutions are advanced products used globally by wholesale distribution businesses. They have been helping this sector optimise its inventory control and warehouse management for many years. The automation of mundane and repetitive tasks enables staff to focus on managing by exception, while extensive reporting functionality provides the detailed insight and business intelligence required to support long-term decision making and strategic company direction. Extensive functionality includes:

  • Bin & stock locations
  • Multiple warehouses
  • Batch control
  • Serial tracking
  • Any unit of measure
  • Warranties
  • Warehouse management with scanning solutions

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Transactions Across Borders are Seamlessly Managed

With real-time visibility of stock, SAP’s SME solutions enable you to reduce stock levels while ensuring that you are able to fulfil customer orders in a timely manner. All data contained within one system gives companies the ability to drive greater efficiencies across the supply chain.

Multiple language, currency options and country localisations mean that transactions across borders are seamlessly managed within one system, as well as catering for regional differences in tax and legislative requirements.

SAP’s SME solutions enable wholesale distribution companies to easily optimise and streamline their processes, enhance quality control procedures, and ensure smooth order to delivery transactions, facilitating excellent customer service. 

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Business Solutions

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Invoice Automation

According to the Accounts Payable Association UK the average cost of processing an AP invoice for organisations is up to £8.60. If you could cut out the paperwork and automate AP processing from invoice capture through to posting to your finance system, how much would you save?

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Expense Management

Using technology to automate the collection, approval and payment of employee expenses can provide a significant return on investment. Modern technology can now speed up this process which saves time and reduces errors.

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Warehouse Management

Warehouse management systems can have a significant impact on the efficiency of your warehouse, providing you with the tools to increase productivity and profitability by automating processes. By integrating warehouse management solutions with SAP Business One or SAP Business ByDesign, you can transform your logistics processes.

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Scanning

Scanning solutions are essential for effective warehouse management. With so much data to manage, process and analyse, scanning solutions are a cost-effective way to automate manual processes, saving time and increasing accuracy.

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Customer Management

SAP’s SME Solutions optimise customer management by providing a centralised solution for storing all data related to customer activity. These integrated solutions provide full visibility of all transactions from initial enquiry, through the sales and purchasing process and on to after-sales and service.

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Product Management

Product management is an essential function in manufacturing companies, but it can be a challenge to get new and evolving products on the production line without the right software tools in place to help manage this.

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Nick Hull - Solutions Advisor

Ascarii

With several years ERP experience, having worked at SAP, I have a passion for supporting companies in helping them select the right SAP technology to deliver their cloud and digital strategies to underpin their growth aspirations.  At Ascarii, we care about what we deliver, and we care about our customers, which is why so many stay with us for so many years. We always want to help you to become a better run company and help you grow.

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Alyn Hughes - Solutions Director

Ascarii

Having worked within the ERP community for nearly 20 years, I can advise you on what solutions from SAP can help you achieve your strategic goals.  Whether you are looking for additional functionality or a view from one version of the truth, we are in a strong position to help you.

If you want your business to grow but find your existing systems are holding you back, please contact me and I will be happy to help you.

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Ewan Hayward - Solutions Advisor

Ascarii

With my strong technical background and experience in dealing with both small and large enterprises, my goal is to fully understand what you are looking to achieve and then make recommendations based on what you tell me.

At Ascarii, we always go the extra mile to help you get to where you want to be, ensuring that we continually support you for the long term. How can we help you?

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Steve Clements - Solutions Advisor

Ascarii

I am an expert at helping our customers integrate their SAP solutions with other software products.  As someone who primarily looks after our existing customers, I always listen to ensure we fully understand what you are looking to achieve before discussing what options are available to you.

Please contact me if you are looking for more from your long term partnerships.

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